Showtime Eyes 1980s Mafia Drama From Bryan Zuriff, Brett Johnson & Leonardo DiCaprio

ShowtimeShowtime is teaming with Bryan Zuriff, Brett Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio to develop an as-yet untitled mafia drama series set in the 1980s New York, TVWise has learned.

The untitled drama traces a decade-long relationship between an unstable mafia captain and a rogue federal agent, each violating the strict codes of their respective organizations. The project will also explore the corrosive power the Wall Street era had on both the mafia and the FBI.

Brett Johnson is penning the pilot script for the series, which is set up at Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way. Johnson will also serve as an executive producer on the project alongside Leonardo DiCaprio Bryan Zuriff, Jennifer Davisson, Charles Pacheco, Dan Pearson and Jennifer Erwin.

Showtime is famously cautious when it comes to development, with President of Entertainment David Nevins only buying pitches when he has strong faith in them. This approach has seen most, if not all, of the series developed during his tenure go to series, beginning with Homeland back in 2011.